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Unesco	LUCS	– local	Unesco	center	
for	collaboration
Leif	Magnusson
Unesco	LUCS
International	conference „Integration Chal...
Unesco	LUCS	idea
Unesco	LUCS	works to understand	and	find solutionsfor:
• How to create equal and	cohesive local
communiti...
Challenges
• Find methods for	strengthening social	cohesionand	
enabling sustainable interculturalcommunities free from	
d...
Unesco	LUCS	platform
•The	starting	point is	provided	by	UNESCO	development
goals.	Unesco	LUCS	contributeson	the	local leve...
Knowledge is	the	method
• Everything	stars	with pilot	projects.
• Each project is	organised,	politicallysupported	with
res...
Interaction	model for	knowledge pilot	
projects
Politics	&	Local	
administration
Research Civil	Society	&	
Corporations
Example 1.	Anti-rumour campaign
• Dismantle rumours that create hostilityand/or	conflict
• Rumour themes in	Botkyrka:	crim...
2.	Language friend
Text
• Purpose to build bridges	between migrants	
and	locals for	faster	integration.
• Develop a	two-wa...
3.	Power	of	pictures
• Launches March 2017.
• Purpose to developand	spread knowledge regarding
stereotype	images,	history ...
4.	Equal Health
• Inequalities observed in	cancer	prevention.
• Regional	Cancer	Centre	Stockholm-Gotland	working to
improv...
What does Unesco	LUCS	do?
PROJECTS
SEMINARS WORKSHOPS
SCHOLARSHIP EVENTS
RESEARCH	+	MONITORING	(REPORTS)
Unesco	LUCS	municipal	members
Borlänge
Botkyrka	+	Multicultural Centre	and	
Unesco	LUCS	HQ
Eskilstuna
Malmö
Unesco	LUCS	members,	April	2016
Thank you
unescolucs.se
Presentation given at	International	conference
Integration Challenges in	a	Radicalising World
29	– 30	November	2016	in	Tal...
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Leif Magnusson: Unesco LUCS – local Unesco center for collaboration

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International conference "Integration Challenges in Radicalizing World", 29-30 November 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. More presentations: www.misakonverents.ee

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Leif Magnusson: Unesco LUCS – local Unesco center for collaboration

  1. 1. Unesco LUCS – local Unesco center for collaboration Leif Magnusson Unesco LUCS International conference „Integration Challenges in a Radicalizing World“ 29 – 30 November 2016, Tallinn, Estonia
  2. 2. Unesco LUCS idea Unesco LUCS works to understand and find solutionsfor: • How to create equal and cohesive local communities/places free from racism and discrimination? • How to developinterculturaland interreligiousdialogue in order to buildsustainable local communities.
  3. 3. Challenges • Find methods for strengthening social cohesionand enabling sustainable interculturalcommunities free from discriminationlong term. • Explore, formulate and establish a new approach to integration. More focus on culturally inclusivecitizenship. • No single organisation can solve the social challenges formulated by Unesco LUCS alone.
  4. 4. Unesco LUCS platform •The starting point is provided by UNESCO development goals. Unesco LUCS contributeson the local level. •Unesco LUCS is a national knowledgenetwork to find and strengthen colloaborationbetween politics, local public administration, civil society, corporationsand the research community. •To buildnew collaborationand knowledgealliances within and between municipalities.
  5. 5. Knowledge is the method • Everything stars with pilot projects. • Each project is organised, politicallysupported with responsibilitiesclarified and equally balanced between academia, civil society and corporations. • Each project is a meeting point for knowledge exchange, reflection and action. • We contributeto UNESCO knowledge bank and developmentand work actively to communicate the results.
  6. 6. Interaction model for knowledge pilot projects Politics & Local administration Research Civil Society & Corporations
  7. 7. Example 1. Anti-rumour campaign • Dismantle rumours that create hostilityand/or conflict • Rumour themes in Botkyrka: criminality, incompatible cultures, unfair distribution of public resourses and the threat to The Swedish Culture. • Target group: youths, 18-25. • Training courses for anti-rumour agents in local public administration
  8. 8. 2. Language friend Text • Purpose to build bridges between migrants and locals for faster integration. • Develop a two-way cultural exchange with clear expectations. • Start in Eskilstuna 2006. Now expanded to 120 municipalities in Sweden. • Positive results. Contacts make life easier and support mutual, intercultural understanding. • More women than men engaged. families meet families.
  9. 9. 3. Power of pictures • Launches March 2017. • Purpose to developand spread knowledge regarding stereotype images, history and function. • Resulot presented on the web, app and exhibition. Teacher material will support usage in schools. • Material uniquefor Sweden and will give practical insights and educational support.
  10. 10. 4. Equal Health • Inequalities observed in cancer prevention. • Regional Cancer Centre Stockholm-Gotland working to improve equal access to cancer screening and care. • Collaborationwith Botkyrka municipalityregarding knowledge and risks. • Different local ambassadors trained to share message on prevention and treatment programs in the local community.
  11. 11. What does Unesco LUCS do? PROJECTS SEMINARS WORKSHOPS SCHOLARSHIP EVENTS RESEARCH + MONITORING (REPORTS)
  12. 12. Unesco LUCS municipal members Borlänge Botkyrka + Multicultural Centre and Unesco LUCS HQ Eskilstuna Malmö
  13. 13. Unesco LUCS members, April 2016
  14. 14. Thank you unescolucs.se
  15. 15. Presentation given at International conference Integration Challenges in a Radicalising World 29 – 30 November 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia For more conference materials and presentations please visit www.misakonverents.ee

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